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Tens of Thousands of Yemenis Call for Saleh’s Sons to Leave Yemen

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sana’a, and other cities to demand that the two powerful sons of wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave the country. Mr. Saleh has been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia since suffering severe wounds in a June 3 attack on his palace, but his sons have retained […]

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Obama to Meet With Senate Leaders Over Debt Ceiling

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama is set to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate, after negotiations stalled between the two sides on the U.S. national debt and raising the federal government’s borrowing limit. Mr. Obama will meet separately at the White House Monday with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, […]

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Iran Criticizes EU for Sanctioning Iranian Commanders Over Syria Crackdown

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran is accusing the European Union of trying to smear the country by imposing sanctions on three Iranian officials whom the EU says are helping Syria to suppress a pro-democracy uprising. The 27-nation EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on three commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Thursday, saying it suspects them […]

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16 Reported Dead in Vietnam Floods

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities say four days of heavy rain in northern Vietnam has left at least 16 people dead and submerged more than 10,000 hectares of rice and other food crops. The state committee for flood and storm prevention said Sunday at least four people are missing and more than 60 others injured in the deluge, […]

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Turkish Court Refuses to Release 6 Kurdish Politicians Elected to Parliament

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has ruled that six Kurdish politicians who won seats in a parliamentary election this month must remain in prison to face terrorism charges. The six politicians were elected as independents backed by the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party in the June 12 vote. Turkish authorities accuse them of having links to the […]

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Latest Afghan Violence Takes Toll on Women and Children

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a hospital bombing and an attempted attack on a police outpost have killed mostly unsuspecting women and children. On Sunday, Afghanistan’s interior ministry accused insurgents of giving a bag of explosives to an eight-year-old girl and telling her to deliver it to the police. Authorities said that as the little girl approached […]

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Internet Hacker Group Disbands

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The digital hacking group known as Lulz Security says it has disbanded. The group gained international prominence for its ability to breach websites of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Sony Corporation, the U.S. Senate and a prominent British police unit. Lulz Security gave no reason for the decision to end its website hacking activity, which […]

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Thailand Withdraws from World Heritage Convention in Dispute with Cambodia

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand has withdrawn from UNESCO’s World Heritage convention because of a simmering dispute with Cambodia over a 900-year-old temple in a remote border area between the two countries. Several military clashes at and near Preah Vihear temple since early February have left more than 20 people dead and displaced thousands of others. Thailand says its […]

Suicide Bomber in Wheelchair Kills 2 at Iraqi Police Station

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber in a wheelchair has attacked a police station near the capital, Baghdad, killing at least two people and wounding 18 others. Authorities say the bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the police compound in the central town of Tarmiyah on Sunday. At least nine of those wounded […]

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Zuma Warns NATO Against Killing Gadhafi

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has warned NATO not to use its military power to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Mr. Zuma spoke in Pretoria Sunday as a high-level African Union panel discussed ways of ending the four-month conflict between Mr. Gadhafi and eastern-based rebels. Mr. Zuma said the U.N. resolution that authorized NATO action […]

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